Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Risk of COPD

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) — People with rheumatoid arthritis appear to have a higher risk of the lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers report. The study found that people with rheumatoid arthritis were 47 percent more likely to be hospitalized for COPD than those in the general population. Rheumatoid arthritis is…

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Breast-Feeding Bond Lingers for Mom

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The longer a new mom breast-feeds, the stronger her maternal bond may be with her child years later, a new study suggests. The 10-year study of nearly 1,300 families in the United States found that women who breast-fed their children longer had more maternal sensitivity well past their…

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Want to Avoid Salt? Turn Up the Spice

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) — If your taste buds lean toward spicy, you might be doing your heart a favor, new research suggests. Spicy foods may increase salt sensitivity, thereby dampening the desire to consume heart-harming salty food, researchers in China say. “High salt intake increases blood pressure and contributes to cardiovascular disease,”…

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